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post #1 of 11 Old 04-09-2016, 04:29 PM Thread Starter
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Rough Country Long Arm Disco's

I'd read that the sway bar disconnects can rattle.

Well, mine do. And wow are they obnoxious.
I thought I had forgot to tighten something in the suspension and sounded more like a clunking sound.

I understand you can put washers on the pin to tighten them up...

BUT, will JKS Disco's make this totally go away the way that they are right out of the box?


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post #2 of 11 Old 04-10-2016, 04:59 PM Thread Starter
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No Forum Love!!! Oh well....I just bought them.

I was planning on it eventually anyhow, so hopefully they "fix" things.

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post #3 of 11 Old 04-10-2016, 05:23 PM
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Literally everyone on this forum in the WJ forum at least, is garbage. No one responds, no one cares unless they can say "oh I did this thing so much better than you". Full of elitists.

Anyway, congrats on your purchase and good luck
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That's a little harsh. We have a great group of guys here. Sometimes threads get over looked, especially if there is lots of activity, threads drop down the page pretty quickly.

OP, no, the JKS's will not completely eliminate the clunking. Discos, by their very nature, will be noisy. The RC discos might be worse than others, but all of them will make noise. Nature of the beast.

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I have the JKS adjustable discos and they are quiet, really like them. They have the flex bushings at both ends. A little more $ but worth it.
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Mine are due to arrive on Thursday and I'll probably put them in over the weekend.

I'll report back.

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post #8 of 11 Old 04-12-2016, 02:04 AM
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I've had my JKS Discos for about four years, I don't notice any clunking. I have had LOTS of control arm clunking which I've fixed with new arms over the last year and a half.

Some clunking now from motor and trans mounts I think. Mine is mostly a street WJ with some mild off road stuff fwiw. 184k miles on mine and about 40k miles on JKS Discos fwiw.

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These arrived yesterday and I installed them last night.

100% difference!!!

Now to chase the other two clunking sounds. (Left Rear & Center of Vehicle about Transmission area).

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Well Darn... I should have test drove that more than I did last night.

Still have a bit of clunking in the front related to the JKS sway bar disconnects. But definitely better than the RC's.

Think I will order some fixed IRO ones and run those most of the time. Then swap over to the JKS ones when I know I'm headed out on a trip.

Need to keep wife happy, and driving on a front end that sounds like its about to rattle apart doesn't cut it!

Also pinpointed my rear clucking to the drivers side sway bar link. Bushing slop. Will order IRO's for that too at correct length, and can eliminate the spacer block RC provided, which will be an added bonus.

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Well Darn... I should have test drove that more than I did last night.

Still have a bit of clunking in the front related to the JKS sway bar disconnects. But definitely better than the RC's.

Think I will order some fixed IRO ones and run those most of the time. Then swap over to the JKS ones when I know I'm headed out on a trip.

Need to keep wife happy, and driving on a front end that sounds like its about to rattle apart doesn't cut it!

Also pinpointed my rear clucking to the drivers side sway bar link. Bushing slop. Will order IRO's for that too at correct length, and can eliminate the spacer block RC provided, which will be an added bonus.
I run the fixed iro's in the front and I need an impact to get them loose but there's zero clunking and it's a smooth ride
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